COMMENTS FROM THE PASTOR:
First Baptist will be joining with Bethany Baptist in a special service of Thanksgiving on the twentieth of November at 7:00 PM at Bethany Church. I hope you can join with us as we join in Christian fellowship with Bethany and other churches in our community. Brother Paul Graybeal will be the guest speaker. Paul is the Pastor of Stateline and is a former associate minister here at FBC.
We will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Sunday evening at 5:00 PM in the fellowship hall. Let me encourage you to make plans to join in fellowship with us as we remember all the many blessings our Lord has bestowed on us throughout this past year.
II Peter 2:9, “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.”
I remember when in school as a young boy the teacher needing to leave the room for a little while and before she left she would say, “I will be right back, please keep your seats and work on your papers. I do not want to come back and catch you in misconduct.“ She could be back at any moment, and I can remember those moments stretching out into several minutes even to the point that we thought she might not ever come back, but she always did. The Lord Jesus said, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3). Did you know that the Bible speaks of two different comings? One in the air to take all the church saints home and the other when He comes to the Mount of Olives where He will have come in judgment. Matthew 24 records many signs that precede the second coming of our Lord when He comes after Tribulation. At this event He will step down onto the Mount of Olives. The next thing on the prophetic agenda though will take place with no signs and will be sudden, that is why we call it the emanate return of Christ or the Rapture, He comes without warning. When the rapture takes place, all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be caught up into the air to meet The Lord. When the Church is caught up and at the same time our mortal bodies will be changed, the Bible has promised new and improved glorified bodies. Bodies that are fashioned like the resurrected body of our Lord Jesus Christ, a sinless perfect eternal body, Halleluiah! Are you prepared for the Rapture? It could be today!
I Corinthians 15:51-52, “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
In Christ, Ricky
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ACTIVITIES COMING UP:
November 18 Church-Wide Thanksgiving Meal, 5:00 PM
November 22 Happy Thanksgiving Day (Office Closed)
November 23 Office Closed